creative inventors

By Drew
The Great Sit Up Straight Book/Device Holder
My invention is a book holder which you can adjust with your book depending how big it is. I case you have a really big book and want to adjust it you can. Or you can place a book and keep it in place and it has cup holders. but also in case you don't want to have a hunched up neck or have a stiff neck you can change it.

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Idea #2 time settable lock
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idea #3 indestructible glass plate
This is a glass plate but has rubber all around so it will not break even if it falls. it is a cool idea and can save [[#|a lot of money]] and glass.

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We need
2. cardboard
3. pillows
4. wood
5. duct tape
7. tape
8. money

The Great Sit Up Straight Book/Device Holder
The Great Sit Up Straight Book/Device Holder is a way to not get your neck all hunched over and hurt your neck by reading a book or playing on a device while looking down. This helps by holding your book in place and looking straight forward instead of looking down and getting your neck all hurt and you wont get yelled at by your parents. Also If little kids want to draw on it they can because there is blank paper and also there are cups holders for either cups/drinks or for putting school or travel stuff in there

Presentations will be held on Monday, March 19

8 finalists will present to "Shark Tank" on Friday, April 13


  • Team Name + first name of each team member
  • Insert team photo
  • Product Name:
  • Insert final product picture
  • Product Description: (What problem is being solved or need is being met?)

3 Original Ideas & Research

For each idea do the following:

  • Describe the idea
  • Include at least 3 links to sites you looked at to determine the originality of your idea
  • For each site, explain what you discovered

Ex. Our first idea is to develop a bowl that young kids cannot spill easily. The first site I went to and found a flat, plate-like mat that sticks to the table and does not move. My idea is three-dimensional and includes a bowl. However, I like the thought of adding a mat to my bowl to make it steadier. The second site ….. The third site …….


  • Use your research to choose the invention you like best. How did the research help your team decide which invention you wanted to bring to life? a lot of the stuff I came up with was already invented so I had a choice between just a book holder or a book holder with adjustments and for bigger books so I wanted to do the book holder with adjustments so i can add more stuff and create more.
  • Who can you talk to if you need help to solve problems & build your final product? My teachers and my mom helped me get ideas and materials
  • What materials do you need to build your invention or prototype? we needed
  • 2. cardboard
    3. pillows
    4. wood
    5. duct tape
    7. tape
    8. money
  • Where do you plan to get those materials? target and home depot
  • What are the steps needed to build your invention? I needed to paint the cup holders and the tape everything
  • How can you be sure your invention safe? I will bring it to school early the day of the shark tank and put it in the classroom and keep it there
  • How are you keeping the cost of your invention? I created cheap cup holders made of cardboard and used cardboard a lot
  • How will you test your invention? I will put kindles and books on it and see if they hold



  • Week of 5th - Work Day (Thurs. 8th & Fri. 9th)
  • Week of 12th - Work Day (Fri 16th)
  • Week of 26th - Work Day (Fri Mar 2nd)


  • Week of 5th - Work Day (Fri 9th)
  • Week of 12th - Work Day (Thurs ? and Fri. 16th) **Last days to practice presentations
  • Week of 19th - Final Presentations on Monday, Mar 19th


  • Shark Tank Presentations of top [[#|winners]] from each class on Friday, April 13th

Developing & Testing:

  • List each step you take to build your invention & the date you worked on each task.
  • March 15 I painted one of the cardboard boxes WIN_20180316_10_05_14_Pro.jpg
  • March 16 I painted the another cardboard boxWIN_20180316_09_57_12_Pro.jpg
  • March 17 I finished my project by taping everything on and practice presenting my project.
  • Include pictures as you work.

Materials & Expenses:

  • Keep a detailed list of all materials used & how much each item cost or where you got it from.
  • cardboard free
    3. pillows $15
    4. wood free
    5. duct tape $3

Thinking it Over Questions:

  • What new skills did you learn while creating your invention? Using a hot glue gun and learning it hurt
  • What changes did you make in your original plan? I added cup holders
  • Who helped you and what did they do? my mom helped gather materials and helped tape
  • What sources of information helped you with your invention? That crosses where really good for making cubes
  • How did you test your invention? by putting books and kindles on there and seeing if it will hold
  • If you could start over, what would you do differently? Would you change your design/materials/size/etc.? I would change the size of the cup holdersto be the exsact same

Shark Tank Preparation

Presentation (Maximum time 5 min)

  • How do you plan to catch the judges’ attention? by saying "does your mom ever yell at you for hunching over your kindle or device
  • Do you have a catchy product name? yes The Great Sit Up Straight Book/Device Holder
  • Do you have a product logo? Slogan? Jingle/Song? Moto? what the heck save your neck
  • How are you packaging your product? Is it attractive? I am not packaging it
  • What type of display do you plan to use/make for your presentation? nothing
  • Can you demonstrate your product or give out [[#|samples]]? yes
  • Consider including the following ideas in your presentation:
    • Cost of making the product. $24
    • Time needed to produce the product. 3 days
    • How much you plan to sell your product for? $27
    • What is your prediction for how much [[#|money]] this product can make over time? $81
    • How much money are you asking the SHARKS to invest? What will you use this [[#|[[#|money]]]] for? $50
    • How do you plan to promote your product to others? create advertisements that says something like "having trouble keeping your neck straight or reading a book in place instead of having to keep it still? Well you should by the The Great Sit Up Straight Book/Device Holder where you can keep pencils cups/drinks and you can draw on it.
    • What need does it serve? What problem does it solve? hurting your neck while looking down while reading or gaming and keeping your book in place.
    • Who is your audience? Who will buy this product? parents or older kids/third graders to middle schoolers
    • Who is going to speak? What role will each person play in your presentation? I will do everything
    • What do you plan to wear for your presentation? regular clothes